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The coolest club you never want to be a part of…
A candid look at cancer, with Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon.

You, Me and the Big C: Putting the can in cancer BBC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

The coolest club you never want to be a part of…
A candid look at cancer, with Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon.

    About Debs Recording Live From The Chemo Chair

    About Debs Recording Live From The Chemo Chair

    Steve and Lauren check in with Deborah from her hospital chemo chair.

    They all talk about life now the Covid restrictions have been lifted and what that means for cancer patients.

    Then end this series by reading out a few of your amazing stories of hope.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 54 min
    About Getting Men Talking

    About Getting Men Talking

    Steve Bland is flying solo this week as he asks why men sometimes find it hard to talk and to share their stories. He’s joined by Danny de Brabander, who has stage four bowel cancer, and Joe Bellman, whose mum died from cancer in late 2019, to talk about the challenges and benefits of taking your story public and leaning on mates for support when the going gets tough.

    Steve also asks grief expert and counsellor Jenni Thomas OBE if and why men find it harder to open up – and whether actually they might just take a different approach to grief and the trauma of cancer and serious illness.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 1 hr 5 min
    About Hitting Rock Bottom

    About Hitting Rock Bottom

    Deborah James is joined by fellow stage four’ers Emma Campbell and Darren Roberts to talk about hitting rock bottom, what happens physically, mentally and how they get through the day.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 1 hr 7 min
    About Deborah’s 13th Operation

    About Deborah’s 13th Operation

    Deborah speaks with Lauren and Steve about the latest changes with her cancer, the complications, resulting adjustments to her treatment and what the next steps are.

    For the second week running, we also hear from a team mum! Debs' mum Heather puts on the headphones to share how things have been going from a parent's perspective.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 41 min
    About The Fear Of Recurrence

    About The Fear Of Recurrence

    For the first time Lauren sits down with her mum, Tina, who is 31 years on from her own cancer diagnosis, to discuss the fear of cancer recurrence.

    Lauren is also joined by Dr Joy Mueller, a counselling psychologist and relationship therapist, who listened to their conversation and explores some of the psychological impacts a fear of recurrence can cause.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 1 hr 11 min
    About Nightbirde, Homework and Speculums

    About Nightbirde, Homework and Speculums

    Deborah James, Lauren Mahon and Steve Bland are back together again to talk cancer headlines, geek of the week and share your 'laugh or you'd cry' stories.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Shivvy71 ,

Helping traverse my Breast Cancer Journey

I have been listening to these podcasts in New Zealand for the last few weeks. Currently doing my own Breast Cancer journey and I have found these discussions honest, interesting and funny. Thanks for making this journey somewhat easier/bearable with your wise words xxxxx

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